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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped off here on our way further north as I wanted to visit the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Even in its ruined state, it a beautiful, and we spent at least an hour wandering around. The views from the windows are lovely and the restored fountain in the courtyard is impressive. It was relatively easy for me to... More

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Rockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Linlithgow Palace was the first stop of our tour of historical castles around Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots, was born here. Be prepared to do some serious climbing since seeing the entire facility requires climbing numerous uneven spiral staircases ... often for a number of floors. St. Michael's Parish Church is right next door and worth visiting.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Glorious in its ruined dignity. This is one of the most accessible castle/palaces. It's an easy walk from the center of town and a car park close by. It has a long and significant history.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't pass through West Lothian without visiting the historic Linlithgow Palace. A steep cobbled walk from the High Street to this palace which sits high above, but adjacent to Linlithgow Loch. The palace itself is a unique wedding venue in the vaulted ceiling room. Beautiful and abundant backdrops for any wedding photographer to take advantage of. Well worth the nominal... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Linlithgow Palace was built in the 15th century (to replace a previous 14th century fortification) and underwent significant updates during the 16th and (after a period of disrepair) 17th centuries. As a historic footnote, it also happens to be the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Unlike most of the places we visited, this was definitely a palace and not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Such a beautiful castle to explore. The kids had a ball exploring all the twists and turns of the palace

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Brownsburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was the only place we visited on this trip that was in ruin. We really enjoy that kind of stuff, so we had a great time exploring it. There are all sorts of twists and turns and staircases so I could see how it would be easy to become disoriented. Luckily there are TONS of windows so if you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It is such a lovely place. It really displays the magnificence of the times. Such a great structure built before mechanisation . How did they do it?? Amazing scenery makes for great photos for the memories.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this almost by accident & caught if just before last entry. I'm so glad we found it, what a beautiful place!!! Fantastic views and lots of fun trying not to get lost!

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Totally amazed with this site from the view of the fountain on entering to the maze of passages and stairs.Steeped in history and the birthplace of Scottish Royals be in awe, we were.

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